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like this if the gap is more and more you have a cumulative number of 1.1 versus 1.3. >> that's what the issue is that the original waiver expired in august and you have to come to us with a rate and that is participatory. >> deputy director, yes, the reason we are here is because this was a 24 -month project that you approved, but you only approved the waiver for 1 year, for 12 months. that waiver has expired, we are here to request that you approve a second waiver and while here, we are saying, you were asking for authorization that staff if the conditions are the same and if you are to approve the waiver today, if those conditions are the same next year that
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staff based on your approval today assuming you are doing that, would approve a third waiver. so we are asking inform doctor for that in advance and says same conditions, we believe the staff could make that namsz. analysis. >> i understand that. if it's profitability by august 2016, there won't be a second waiver? >> right. either because it's successful or we request it because based on the financial analysis they provide that they can pay, then they would bring a waiver. but assuming the conditions are the same as they are today, you would be authorizing staff the director to approve that third waiver. so we are talking about a period of
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three 3 years and we'll come back to you. >> okay. i understand the general basis. i guess we don't know. it's a question of seeing, you are very close. $200,000 differences. the closest most recent projections or your most recent history is more accurate on a month to month basis from the beginning. >> sure, and also for context, we sent monthly reports to port staff. so they are not waiting a full year to see what's happening. they are seeing the information on a month to month basis. i do want to point out the addition of $200,000 from the one 1 year of operation, that doesn't take into account any of the cost of the acquisition of the equipment which was $6 million 50 percent ,000,050 percent which is in san francisco and it also doesn't take into account the fact that we
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should have acquired additional equipment but there have been delays referred to some of them and changes in the industry. there was a bankruptcy of our equipment provider which is why there is a delay and we now feel that many of those hick ups have been worked out and there is a new opener and st industry is stabilized and we are gathering ourselves to be ready to replace that expansion order going forward. the numbers you talked about the $1.1 million, it's a moving target and doesn't take into account the acquire the equipment, it's just the day-to-day operations. which is why our feelings that without private sportsmanship which is the -- sponsorship which is the way it becomes profitable or being able to charge more with the service is not how the system is designed
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because we want to encourage participation and bike use versus vehicle use. it's not that it will not be profitable within the next year but within two 2 years we might be able to secure additional private sponsorship to be able to create the p financial models to have the program financially stable going forward. >> so there are some where in the neighborhood of 40 bike sharing systems in the united states right now and one of them is profitable and that is miami beach. all of these in denver, minneapolis, they operate at a loss and the business model makes up for the difference between public
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funds and private sponsorship. i do think we can achieve operational self sustainability here in san francisco if you don't count at the norms capital cost of the equipment. but not, i don't think it will ever happen at a scale of 350 bikes, we need closer to 1,000 bikes to be sustainable. so profitability, it won't happen here. >> i think, i just want to thank you for coming forward and i recognize and appreciate what you were doing in terms of trying to be ants anticipatory and i hope you appreciate that we want to see this work and for added for congestion on the port, anything that can done to improve it
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is a huge help and i'm pleased to hear how many rides have been taken to and from the site. i'm happy to see the program expanded and see the port help this along. it might be nice for us to get an update periodically on the project because it's another opportunity to spread the word about what's happening to the public and those that observe it. i want to thank you for bringing this forward in anticipating some of the steps and needs we'll need to ensure the success of the project. do i have a motion? >> motion to adopt resolution 1554. >> second. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? resolution is adopted. thank you. >> item 13. new business? is there any new business? commissioner adams? >> director, i haven't heard
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in a long time, this place right behind the ferry building, there was a restaurant there. it was a stake house, was there any update or can we get anything at a future meeting? [inaudible] >> i have to be out of here at 6:30 >> do i have a motion to reconvene this closed session. >> so moved. >> second. >> we'll reconvene briefly do i have.
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are we ready? do i have a motion to reconvene in open session and not report out or discussion. >> reconvene session and not reveal anything talked about in closed session. >> second. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? is there a motion to adjourn? >> motion and second. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any adjourned. thank you everybody. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >>
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>> good evening, everyone. >> good evening. >> my name is emily murase and i am the executive director for the department on the status of women here to welcome you to our event marking the birthday of domestic violence awareness month. we have so many successes to report to you tonight. first of all before i introduce our speakers i just want to recognize that domestic violence survivors among us they deserve our continued support and applause. >> next i want to recognize the staff of our partner agencies and all of the folks here who work fighting domestic violence
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every day, many of them are holding our signs and let's show them our appreciation. without further adieu, please help me welcome our may or, lee, who in every year of his administration has invested greater amounts of public funding to combat violence against women and has been a true leader in this area and please welcome mayor lee. [ applause ] >> thank you for you and the commission to do for the city, and just want to say that anita wanted to be here but she wants to give you her love and appreciation for all of the work that everybody does. this is our 20th, anniversary and celebration of awareness and it is serious business in our city, we have an impressable 44 months without
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domestic violence homicide in our city. impressive. and we had expressed how wonderful that feeling was just a year ago of course, this past year we have had three homicides domestic homicides in our city. and this means, for us, not a case of failure, a case of more work that we have it do. and we are ready for this work. in fact we are so ready that emily says that we have increase that budget every year and we increased it by 1.6 million dollars and for our domestic violence programs. >> and it is worth t it is worth every penny of it and i want to thank every member of the board of supervisors who stand up here and work together as part of a city family and the police chief and the district attorney, and our commission on our commission on the status of women and all of our friends in the community, and the community agencies are
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so important for this to happen and more and more, we are recognizing that immigrant groups and the people who don't speak english as their first language need more direct help in this arena and the education, and the services, and the advocacy and we want to make sure that when we do have extra funds, to put to, and to the programs that we also reach all of the immigrant families and we break every language barrier to make sure that the services and the programs are reaching but the most important message is violence is not tolerated in this city. all forms of violence. it also means violence is not permitted in any of our sports and their cities as well. and yes, and we will continue to ring solid and true on that, and we continue to want to be
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the national model that everybody can follow but we will also take care of local business, i very much appreciate a lot of faces that are standing up beside me here. faces that i have seen for many years working on this very, very hard program very hard topic, gut wrenching topics and every story that you read can just wrench your emotions because they are wrong and they should never happen. but i also have hope that i see a lot of young faces, once that hopefully, we will be a part of their education and they will adopt what we do here today, and they will look forward and they will see, not only 44 months, but they will see 44 years of no domestic violence, how about that for our kids? [ applause ] >> i also want to give a shout out to everybody who worked on this justice and encourage panel that was started some 12
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years ago. when we asked them to assemble to go through all of the work that we have not done and what we should do, and the private sector and the public sector with the city agencies and with the non-profits and with advocacy and they came up with 121 recommendations for us. and i am proud to say that today that we have our final evaluation report for those 12 years work that we have been doing to tackle these 121 recommendations and this final report, is a part of the reflection of the work that we have been doing and i just want to say a big, big thank you to everyone who has been working on that panel and everybody, and all of us who are carrying out those recommendations and all across in our education and institutions and in our public safety departments and divisions, and in our communities, and every aspect must be covered. and that has been a valuable
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report and an extremely important exercise for our city to do, and in the form and to continue doing even more. and so i joined our board of supervisors and i joined the da and our police department and our fire department and all of the community agencies and let's continue on the trek and let's end the domestic violence, and everybody is wearing the wonderful colors of purple to signify this moment, but let's keep this month, every month, of the year, and no matter of sports we are celebrating, and no matter where we are, and let's speak to each other and say, end domestic violence for men and violence and girls. and thank you, so much mr. mayor and i want to take a moment to recognize members of the elected family who are here
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with us today. and supervisor, and supervisor jane kim and we saw that he said here, and with this as well. and so really it takes a village to tackle this problem and you will see many crackers around and it represents some of the 121 recommendations that were completed, in our final and you will hear more about that and next please help me welcome police chief who has shown his commitment to fighting the violence against women and, we are joined tonight by the first female president of the police mmission, loftus, and many others, help me welcome police chief greg suhr. >> thank you and on every marked police vehicle in the san francisco police department there is one bumper sticker and on the back of every single car
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as you see the police vehicles traveling around and it simply says that there is no excuse for domestic violence. and because, there is not. and much has been made in the national media about how come this happened and that happened and how about just no, there is no excuse, period, for the domestic violence. >> and the san francisco police department is a critical piece of that as we respond to any calls for domestic violence in san francisco and as the mayor pointed out, we did enjoy a period of some 40 plus months where there were no dow mist i can violence homicides in san francisco. and now, it is having suffered three, even though we are in a record low, homicide, here, almost ten percent and better than ten percent of the homicides that have occurred in san francisco, have been domestic violence related. and we continue to provide the assessment for the training for the police officers and
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increased the limited accomplish training because we don't want somebody's inbility to communicate in english to be a deter and we want to insure that all survivors that san francisco is a sanctuary city and that there is status in the united states will never be called into question and they need to report, because again, there is no excuse for domestic violence upon anybody. our special victims unit continues to thrive without 16 additional investigators to the special victim's unit just in the calendar year, 2014. and the things for most as we see it work here best in san francisco and as we continued to have the domestic violence advocates located in the special victim's unit and, the celebrates their 10th anniversary this year, and
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being, emerged in our 14 and the ten yard audit, and in the backlog and we contracted with the vendors to clear it back ten years by the mid 2015. we initiated an asap protocol, in january of this year and so there will never be a sexual assault kit backlog again. >> so again, i know that there are other speakers and i don't want to take me more time and i just goted gonzaga the to keep saying it and we kelt that it was important enough to put a sticker on the cars when it is the only one there it speaks volume to have it committed we as a city and a police department and how much we enjoy the partnerships and we are committed to nobody being able to make a excuse for domestic violence, thank you.
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>> please help me recognize the members of the police commission and the police department. [ applause ] >> next is our district attorney george cascon who has championed effort to intervene and prevent acts of violence against women and he is exciting news to share, please welcome the district attorney. you know, it is exciting to see it here today. and but i like to for a moment, all of us coming together and they see and that no more violence. come on. >> no more violence, you know, still, one out of every four women in this country, report being the victim of domestic violence some time in their life. and so while we often get together, and especially during this month, to celebrate the
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accomplishments and to talk about all of the great things that we are doing, and there is still a lot of work, and this year, and 3 homicides and do not indicate that there is a lot of work that still needs to be done. and especially those, who are working in the domestic violence, and i want to thank the supervisors and the mayor for the monitorry support that we received last year, and to beat all of the resources. and for it to support, and insure, and in order to do the work. and we have the resources and
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the conviction rate and that are significantly increased. and we have it in front of and getting the victim services to the big victims and to the suppliers very quickly. and most people think that in the district attorney office is a prosecutor, and when it comes to the domestic violence, and it is a great deal of, and and it to make sure that we get the restrainingorders and to make sure that we deal with the custody issues and and for the survivors, and to be able to move on with their life. and you know, recently, you know, we were just talking to some of the other people that we work with and some of the survivors and we have the women
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who said, you know, i was so, so afraid, of going to court and she walked in, and she met one of the victims services counselors, and she said that you know, i felt that all of a sudden like i was at home and that makes a difference, not only in being able to begin, the healing process, and but, also being able to hold the aggressors accountable and you know, we tell the people that actually if we do our work well, and we intervene earlier, we have an opportunity and that all of us can prevent the future acts of violence and assuming that the family wants to stay together, we can actually help the families do it together. and that is not the cycle of violence goes on for years, and it usually does by the way, if you do not intervene early on, it will increase the frequency and it will increase in the level of migration, and sometimes by the time that the police and we get there, there
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is very little that can be done. and unfortunately that is not only bad for the family, it is bad for our community and it is bad. and you know, i have saw this before and you know, i have used it and i am stealing this work from everyone else and i heard once that a few, engaged in domestic violence in your home and you are almost guaranteeing that your sons, will grow up, to be abusive themselves and end up in jail. and we need to work together, to win this cycle of violence and we need to get to the day, for having, this meeting and this come ration of success to suppose to still talk about one out of every four women being the victim of the violence in their life and i am really honored for the company that we have hear today and we have a lot of work to do and i look forward to being able to continue to work with you.
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thank you. >> before i introduce my commissioners i want to report that thanks to the leadership of eric mar and human resources director cal ahan and her staff, every city employee will receive this brochure on recognizing the signs of dow domestic violence and the resources that are available later this month, and next, please help me to welcome on the commission on the status of women, the senior member of our commission and long time activist on women human rights issues and the chair of the oversight panel, she is going to talk about our final report. welcome commissioner shorter. >> and good evening, everyone, and it is, and it is with the great honor that i stand here today, to not only represent
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our distinguished commission on the commission on the status of women, but certainly the justice encouraged oversight panel, and let me tell you, what tremendous work has been accomplished over the last, several years, we know that san francisco we are having not only local impact and it has been described by our mayor, and by our police chief, and by our district attorney, and when you hear in the public discourse, the term that we started with in san francisco, a few years ago, that the domestic violence is not a private family matter. in reference of what is happening within the national football league and the other
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arena, we know that we are having the impact and so, we want to applaud all of those persons that stand here with us today, and in unison to have even greater impact this is nationally the report and if it was up to me, i would read the whole report. but i won't do that, but i am going to trust that each of you will get your hands on this report, when it is in your fully bound form and review it. and really appreciate the work that has gone into not the report, itself, but the work that has gone into making the critical and necessary changes that we have the critical response to the domestic violence in san francisco and let me just give you a few of those highlights etch of which is not more important than the other and each stands alone
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with great importance. and one, we have been able to achieve the greater accountability for domestic violence, offenders and working with the probation department, and and the others to achieve this end and we have ex-expanded language access for domestic violence survivor and that means, working collaboratively with the police department and the department of emergency management and making sure that we are able to respond and identify those bi lingual officers, who can provide critical response, and we significantly increased investments in services to women and survivors of violence and their families. and the city did provide increased funding for community based domestic violence agencies with a particular focus on at risk populations.
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such as the lgbt q and limited english, and immigrant survivors and we have expanded training on the domestic violence for the agencies and the community partner and that means that we work in a very collaborativive way, for just the violence and cross training and training over 437 criminal justice... (inaudible) and that includes, judges, that includes all other personnel that are working within our criminal justice system. and we have also made sure that we have victim responses to the system to working with the district attorney office, and to work with and there are domestic violence unit, and just all of this demeanor and the felony domestic violence cases and the courts have improved the safety in the court rooms and for the
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survivors, and instituting, the wait periods and for them to allow for the survivors time to leave the building. and there was a time when the cases could get shuffled and lost along the various, and the other care taking of the other issues and so where the people and the department of the emergency management, and we created new 911 codes for the domestic violence and stalking. and the medical examiner now tracks, homicides and suicides. and related to the domestic violence. and again, that gives you an outline, and a highlight of what has been achieved over the last decade and then some. and i want to before concluding acknowledge a u

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